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pesticide

pesticide

noun pes·ti·cide \ˈpes-tə-ˌsīd\

: a chemical that is used to kill animals or insects that damage plants or crops

Full Definition of PESTICIDE

:  an agent used to destroy pests
pes·ti·ci·dal \ˌpes-tə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective

First Known Use of PESTICIDE

circa 1925

pesticide

noun pes·ti·cide \ˈpes-tə-ˌsīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PESTICIDE

:  an agent used to destroy pests

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